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Class 112: A guide to three gunas (modes of nature): sattva (goodness), rajas (passion), and tamas (dullness) (chapter 14 verses 3 to 5) 
  • An explanation of the concepts of Mahat Brahma (Great Brahma) and Mama Yonihi (My Womb).
  • The four steps through which beings go downhill: Supreme Brahman, from Supreme 
  • Brahman to Mahat Brahma (Great Brahma), the three modes of nature that are the form of activity of Mahat Brahma (Great Brahma) and the body that is the form of activity of the three modes of nature.
  • Why whenever the Supreme Truth is spoken about, the writers of the scriptures cannot find a greater example than the female and the male or Purush (the Supreme Being) and prakruti (nature). For example there is the Rās Leelā (Divine Play) of the  Srimad Bhagavad, the visions of Shiv and Pārvati in the Shiv Purana or in any other Scripture even in the Old Testament such as the Solomon songs.
  • A study of the Chandogya Upanishad about how the Supreme Soul becomes many.
  • How the Supreme Soul casts His seed in all wombs. The four types of wombs: jarāyuja (covered with placenta), andaja (from eggs), svedaja (from sweat) and udhheja (sprouting from the earth).
  • Why it is said in the Upanishads that the father is born in the form of the son over and over again.
  • A guide to the three modes (gunas) of nature: The differences between them, their purposes, Godly representations, natures, tendencies, scientific qualities and parts of an atom.
  • When all three modes of nature are in an equal state then there is no prakruti (nature) or māyā (illusion).
  • How the three modes of nature cause bondage for the soul. The example of looking for the reflection of the moon in the ripples of a lake.
  • How māyā (illusion) is the reason for the creation of the entire world. The example of  a merchant who was travelling having taken a fleet of hundred camels.
  • A study of the poems of Hemang Shah about how bondages are a myth.
  • A study of the Isho Upanishad about the two types of māyā (illusion): vidyā (knowledge) and avidyā (ignorance).
  • The difference between egotism and mineness. How the relation with the body is formed. The first is a feeling of non-difference and the second is a feeling of difference.

Chapter 14 verse 3: http://youtu.be/i3wx04IIeAs

Chapter 14 verse 4: http://youtu.be/JduVaArQwyU

Chapter 14 verse 5: http://youtu.be/PbVrv8mWVRs


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